Tributes have been paid to former Dundee FC player and youth coach John McGlashan, who has died aged 50.
The Dark Blues said the former midfielder as “lived the dream” of playing for the local club he supported from birth.
The Dundonian also played for Montrose, Arbroath, Millwall, Rotherham United, Fulham, Peterborough United and Ross County.
Everyone at Dundee Football Club was saddened to learn of the death of former Dundee midfielder and youth coach John McGlashan who passed away aged just 50. https://t.co/GYspAdGb3R
— Dundee Football Club (@dundeefconline) January 10, 2018
The Lichties said they were “shocked, stunned and saddened” to hear of the death of the footballer, describing him as “a true gent and a real friend”.
A Dundee FC statement said: “Everyone at Dundee Football Club was saddened to learn of the death of former Dundee midfielder and youth coach John McGlashan who passed away aged just 50.
“John McGlashan was ‘one of our own’ as a Dundee boy who lived the dream of pulling on the dark blue and playing his part in a title winning campaign.
Born in Dundee in 1967, his professional football career began in Montrose after he joined the club from Dundee Violet.
We would like to pass on our condolences to the family and friends of former Dundee player John McGlashan who sadly passed away today at the age of 50. pic.twitter.com/Tvmuz0kr8r
— Up Wi' The Bonnets (@UWTB1893) January 10, 2018
Dundee FC said he was known for his “powerful running” which he utilised in the midfield role, and his ability to find the back of the net.
After joining Millwall in 1990, he was a teammate of future Spurs, Manchester United and England striker Teddy Sheringham.
He returned to his home city after signing for Dundee FC in 1997, making his debut off the bench in a 3-0 away win at Partick Thistle.
We have been left shocked, stunned and saddened by the news of the passing of our former player and Manager John McGlashan. John was a true gent and a real friend of the club. Our thoughts are with John's family and he will forever be in our hearts.https://t.co/rZEcVKwsLl pic.twitter.com/RtgN4Kh196
— Arbroath FC (@LichtiesNews) January 10, 2018
McGlashan’s first Dundee goal was in a 3-1 win at Stirling Albion. A week later he scored the equaliser against Ross County in the Scottish Cup.
After joining Ross County in 1998, he went on to score nine times in 49 appearances before leaving for Arbroath in August 2000.